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The Weekly Roundup: Crush That Interview, Part 2

The Weekly Roundup: Crush That Interview, Part 2

Be prepared or suffer the consequences

How to master your next interview with expert advice and tips from around the web Read More »

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

Bouncing Back From a Bad Career Exit

How to answer the question 'Why were you let go?'

No one likes the experience of being fired, but there are ways to get back out there and find a job that's a better fit. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: Crush That Interview

The Weekly Roundup: Crush That Interview

You've got one shot. Make it count

How to nail your next interview with resources from around the web. Read More »

The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

It's all in the feet, researchers say

Researchers at the University of Kansas say people can accurately judge 90 percent of a person's personality by the shoes they wear. Read More »

Questions You Should Always -- and Never -- Ask On An Interview

Questions You Should Always -- and Never -- Ask On An Interview

It's possible to save a bad interview with good questions

The interview provides an opportunity for you to learn about the company. Ask questions that make it clear you've done your homework. Read More »

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

One Easy Thing You Could Do To Help Your Job Prospects

Each time you meet someone through an internship, volunteer work, networking events, conferences and career fairs, go low-tech to correspond with them. Read More »

Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

I'm sorry to say that I've developed a skeptical attitude toward career coaches and interview counselors and, in general, toward the profusion of job search advice I find everywhere on the Internet. A whole industry seems to have sprung up to serve the needs of unemployed people. While I'm sure this is good... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Have Online Interviews Gone Too Far?

My Unemployed Life: Have Online Interviews Gone Too Far?

A longtime friend of mine recently joined me in the glorious and ever-growing ranks of the U.S. unemployed. As a newbie, I think he looked to me, an old hand at unemployment, to show him the ropes. So when I came across an online job posting that looked ideal for him, I sent it his way. He agreed it had... Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

Recruiters, human resources staffing personnel, and hiring managers just want the facts when reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. Read More »

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

Reddit IAmA: Where Ordinary Workers Get Grilled And Enjoy Internet Fame

It's one of the most common questions people ask: "What do you do?" It's American's fascination with work that's at the heart of an increasingly popular feature on social-news website Reddit. Called "IAmA, AMA" -- as in "I am a (fill in your occupation), ask me anything" -- it allows Reddit users, known as... Read More »

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

'Why Do You Want To Come Back?'

How to handle another tough interview question It sometimes happens that you make a move, regret it and look back fondly at a company you were with, sometimes years ago. When you re-apply to a past employer, you can expect to be asked about your motivation for wanting to return. Read More »

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

The Case For Lying In Your Exit Interview

By Alexis Grant When you leave a job that makes you unhappy, it's easy to want to tell your employer why you're leaving. Whether you're frustrated by mismanagement, not-so-challenging assignments or maddening co-workers, you want to get it off your chest. Because the Big Boss can use that information to... Read More »

10 Unusual Interview Mistakes, And 6 That Are All-Too-Common

10 Unusual Interview Mistakes, And 6 That Are All-Too-Common

By Kaitlin Madden Most of us can recall an embarrassing moment in our lives that was caused by nerves. Whether it was drawing a blank at a crucial time, spilling a drink on a first date or stuttering through a presentation at work, at one point or another, anxiety has gotten the best of all of us. Read More »

How To Make Job Fairs Worth Your While

How To Make Job Fairs Worth Your While

By Robert Half International Attending a job fair can seem a little like speed dating. You're one of many in a line of candidates who meet with participating employers so quickly there is barely time to shake hands and say hello before being rushed along. Read More »

Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

By Rochelle Kaplan Being fired from a job can happen to anyone and can occur for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you had a personality conflict with your immediate supervisor and your supervisor prevailed. Or, the job description was completely different from the one given to you during the interview and it... Read More »

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

I've been writing about job interviews, from both sides of the desk, for twenty-five years and without a doubt, the toughest interview question going the rounds in 2012 is, "Your job exists to help your employer achieve and maintain profitability. How do your efforts support these goals?" Read More »

11 Of The Oddest Interview Questions Of 2011

11 Of The Oddest Interview Questions Of 2011

Perhaps the most anxiety-producing part of any job application process is the interview. In part, that's because job seekers have little way of knowing just what kinds of questions interviewers will be asking. Further, today's savvy employers have moved beyond the archetypal "Tell me where you see yourself... Read More »

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

Round 2: How to Prepare for a Second Interview

You're feeling great after your first interview for a job with a prospective employer and you're told to expect a call back from human resources about setting up a second interview. When you do get that call, your initial feelings are excitement and triumph! Then, just as quickly, those feelings are replaced... Read More »

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

By Elinor Stutz A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied. The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »

How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

How Not to Get Hired: Bring Your Cockatoo to the Interview

You might have heard an urban legend about a job seeker who goes on a lunch interview with his potential boss. When the meal arrives, the job seeker sprinkles salt on his food before tasting it. Immediately the employer knows she has no interest in hiring this man. The job seeker isn't flexible, but he is... Read More »

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